This week I tried two colour schemes both over a surface textured with sand and talus Firstly, cheap burnt umber acrylic and static grass; and secondly a grey and green combination based on a grey spray primer and cheap green craft paint.
I’m already convinced first scheme is not really an option; too much work and it looks far too false. The second was quick enough to do but I’m still not convinced as the highlighting washed out the green patches.
Looks like I’ll need to do more trails but the first two reminded me how much paint you use doing terrain pieces. So I intend to switch to emulsion paints and use the various test pots are available at £1-2 each.
I had a look in B&Q (UK hardware chain) on Thursday but didn’t spot anything amongst the vast choice of colours they have on display. So I decided to post a request on TMP to see what other’s were using. So far I’ve had five sets of suggestions:
|James Roach||Wholemeal Honey 1||Sand scheme. Mixed & highlighted with ivory - photo.|
|Peter Kershaw||Sunbaked Terracotta||Sand scheme - photo.|
|Derek Hodge||Tawny Crest 1 , Rich Praline 2 & Expresso Delight 1||Light to dark scheme - photo of first and last colours.|
|Olaf the Hairy||Espresso Shot||Dark earth when highlighted.|
|von Paulus||10YY 17/140 (Pebble Mosaic ?)||Dark earth.|
|Original TMP thread|
Thanks to all who responded. I’ll post more once I’ve done a few more trails.
Update: Mon, 10 Jan 2011
I decided to repeat the question on WD3 and here are the replies I got:
|Simon||Mud Hut||All purpose.|
|Bryce||Velvet Truffle 2||All purpose - photo.|
|Ninja636||Kashmir Beige||Dark earth?|
|Subedai||5010Y30R (Dulux tailor made)||Light earth (sand?) - photo.|
|SteveJ||10YY 17/140 (Pebble Mosaic ?)||Dark earth|
|Tuscan Treasure 2||Baked earth: 3 parts with 5 white & 1 brown|
|Original WD3 thread|
Once again thanks to all who responded.